Getting water out of an ear?
July 31, 2006 10:09 PM Subscribe
We went swimming two days ago. My boyfriend still has water in his ear, and the Swim-EAR (95% isopropyl alcohol, 5% glycerin) we got at the drug store hasn't helped. Is this normal? And what can he do to make his ear feel better?
posted by bookish to Health & Fitness (28 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm worried that he might have some sort of infection, because we were swimming in a quarry where the water was not terribly clean. Is this possible? He doesn't have any pain, just a constant sensation of water in one ear and muffled hearing on that side.1
And what else besides the ear drops might get the water out? He's tried shaking his head, popping his jaw, tugging his outer ear, using q-tips, and holding his head sideways, offending ear down, for long periods of time. Is it possible that all this poking has iritated his ear, making him feel like it's still clogged when it isn't?
Any wisdom would really be appreciated, because it is driving him nuts.